|Ray Douglas Bradbury|
Ray Bradbury at the 2008 UCR J. The University of California Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public Research university and one of the 10 general Lloyd Eaton Science Fiction Conference.
|Born||August 22, 1920 |
|Notable work(s)||The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451|
Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar Waukegan ( IPA: /wɔˈkigən/ is a city in Lake County, Illinois. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 Science fiction story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian Soft science fiction Novel authored by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953 The Grapes of Wrath is a novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for William Shakespeare ( baptised Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 Science fiction story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος alternatively cacotopia, kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is the vision of a society Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian Soft science fiction Novel authored by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953 He is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most popular American writers of speculative fiction during the twentieth century. Speculative fiction is a term used as an inclusive descriptor covering a group of Fiction Genres that speculate about worlds that are unlike the real world in
Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, to a Swedish immigrant mother and a father who was a power and telephone lineman. Waukegan ( IPA: /wɔˈkigən/ is a city in Lake County, Illinois. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term A lineman (American English or linesman (British English (also occasionally called a lineworker or a line electrician) is a Tradesman who constructs  His paternal grandfather and great-grandfather were newspaper publishers. The father is defined as the Male Parent of an offspring The Adjective "paternal" refers to father parallel to "maternal" for 
Bradbury was a reader and writer throughout his youth, spending much time in the Carnegie Library in Waukegan. For other uses see Carnegie Library (disambiguation, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Free Library and Carnegie Public Library He used this library as a setting for much of his novel Something Wicked This Way Comes, and depicted Waukegan as "Green Town" in some of his other semi-autobiographical novels — Dandelion Wine, Farewell Summer — as well as in many of his short stories. Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1962 Novel by Ray Bradbury. An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write" Dandelion Wine is a 1957 semi-autobiographical Novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Farewell Summer is a novel by Ray Bradbury, published on October 17, 2006. 
He attributes his lifelong habit of writing every day to an incident in 1932 when a carnival entertainer, Mr. Electrico, touched him with an electrified sword, made his hair stand on end, and shouted, "Live forever!"
The Bradbury family lived in Tucson, Arizona, in 1926–27 and 1932–33 as his father pursued employment, each time returning to Waukegan, but eventually settled in Los Angeles in 1934, when Ray was thirteen. Tucson (ˈtuːsɒn is the seat of Pima County Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
Bradbury graduated from the Los Angeles High School in 1938 but chose not to attend college. Los Angeles High School, founded in 1873, is the oldest public High school in the Southern California Region and in the Los Angeles Unified Instead, he sold newspapers at the corner of South Norton Avenue and Olympic Boulevard. He continued to educate himself at the local library, and having been influenced by science fiction heroes like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, he began to publish science fiction stories in fanzines in 1938. Flash Gordon is the hero of a Science fiction adventure Comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, which was first published on January 7, Buck Rogers is a fictional character who first appeared in 1928 as Anthony Rogers the hero of two Novellas by Philip Francis Nowlan published in the magazine A fanzine (see also Zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre for the pleasure Ray was invited by Forrest J Ackerman to attend the now legendary Clifton’s Cafeteria Science Fiction Club. Forrest J Ackerman (born November 24, 1916) is an American collector of Science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction Here Ray met the writers Robert A. Heinlein, Emil Petaja, Fredric Brown, Henry Kuttner, Leigh Brackett, and Jack Williamson. Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7 1907 – May 8 1988 was an American Novelist and Science fiction Writer. Emil Petaja (1915 - 2000 was an American Science fiction and Fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades Fredric Brown ( October 29, 1906, Cincinnati &ndash March 11, 1972) was an American Science fiction and Henry Kuttner ( April 7 1915 – February 4 1958) was a Science fiction author born in Los Angeles, California. Leigh Douglass Brackett ( December 7, 1915, in Los Angeles California &ndash March 18, 1978) was a female writer of Science John Stewart Williamson ( April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006) who wrote as Jack Williamson (and occasionally under the Pseudonym Launching his own fanzine in 1939, titled Futuria Fantasia, he wrote most of its four issues, each limited to under a hundred copies. Bradbury's first paid piece was for the pulp magazine Super Science Stories in 1941, for which he earned $15. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines  He became a full-time writer by the end of 1942. His first book, Dark Carnival, a collection of short works, was published in 1947 by Arkham House, a firm owned by writer August Derleth. Dark Carnival is a collection of the following Ray Bradbury short stories published in October 1947 Arkham House is a publishing house specializing in Weird fiction founded in Sauk City Wisconsin in 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei
A chance encounter in a Los Angeles bookstore with the British expatriate writer Christopher Isherwood gave Bradbury the opportunity to put The Martian Chronicles into the hands of a respected critic. Christopher Isherwood ( August 26, 1904 &ndash January 4, 1986) was an Anglo-American Novelist. The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 Science fiction story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans Isherwood's glowing review followed and substantially boosted Bradbury's career.
Ray Bradbury married Marguerite McClure (1922–2003) in 1947, and they had four daughters.
Although he is often described as a science fiction writer, Bradbury does not box himself into a particular narrative categorization:
First of all, I don't write science fiction. The following is a list of works by Ray Bradbury. Novels (1950 The Martian Chronicles - Fix-up novel consisting I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian Soft science fiction Novel authored by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953 Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So Martian Chronicles is not science fiction, it's fantasy. The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 Science fiction story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans It couldn't happen, you see? That's the reason it's going to be around a long time—because it's a Greek myth, and myths have staying power. 
On another occasion, Bradbury observed that the novel touches on the alienation of people by media:
|“||In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades. But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog. I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned. The woman held in one hand a small cigarette-package-sized radio, its antenna quivering. From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear. There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there. This was not fiction. ||”|
Besides his fiction work, Bradbury has written many short essays on the arts and culture, attracting the attention of critics in this field. An essay is usually a short piece of writing It is often written from an author's personal point of view. Bradbury was a consultant for the American Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair and the original exhibit housed in Epcot's Spaceship Earth geosphere at Walt Disney World . The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair was the third major World's Fair to be held in New York City Epcot is a Theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. The park is dedicated to international Culture and technological Innovation. Spaceship Earth is the iconic and symbolic structure of Epcot, a Theme park that is part of the Walt Disney World Resort. Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and largest recreational resort in the world containing four Theme parks two Water parks twenty-three themed hotels
Bradbury was a close friend of Charles Addams and collaborated with him on the creation of the macabre "Family" enjoyed by New Yorker readers for many years and later popularized as The Addams Family. Charles Samuel Addams ( 7 January, 1912 - 29 September, 1988) was an American Cartoonist known for his particularly The Addams Family are a group of fictional characters created by American Cartoonist Charles Addams. Bradbury called them the Elliotts and placed them in rural Illinois. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. His first story about them was "Homecoming," published in the New Yorker Halloween issue for 1946, with Addams illustrations. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He and Addams planned a larger collaborative work that would tell the family's complete history, but it never materialized. In October 2001, Bradbury published all the Family stories he had written in one book with a connecting narrative, From The Dust Returned, featuring a wraparound Addams cover. October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. 
Many of Bradbury's stories and novels have been adapted to films, radio, television, theater and comic books. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story From 1951 to 1954, 27 of Bradbury's stories were adapted by Al Feldstein for EC Comics, and 16 of these were collected in the paperbacks, The Autumn People (1965) and Tomorrow Midnight (1966). Albert "Al" B Feldstein (born October 24, 1925) is an American painter of Western wildlife and an influential author-editor who wrote drew and Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American Publisher of Comic books specializing in Crime fiction, The Autumn People is a collection of comic adaptations of eight short stories by Ray Bradbury. Tomorrow Midnight is a collection of comic adaptations of eight short stories by Ray Bradbury.
Also in the early 1950s, adaptations of Bradbury's stories were televised on a variety of shows including Tales of Tomorrow, Lights Out, Out There, Suspense, CBS Television Workshop, Jane Wyman's Fireside Theatre, Star Tonight, Windows and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. "The Merry-Go-Round," a half-hour film adaptation of Bradbury's "The Black Ferris," praised by Variety, was shown on Starlight Summer Theater in 1954 and NBC's Sneak Preview in 1956.
From 1985 to 1992 Bradbury hosted a syndicated anthology television series, The Ray Bradbury Theater, for which he adapted 65 of his stories. In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through The Ray Bradbury Theater was an anthology series that ran for six seasons on HBO from 1985 to 1992 Each episode would begin with a shot of Bradbury in his office, gazing over mementoes of his life, which he states (in narrative) are used to spark ideas for stories.
The Martian Chronicles became a three-part TV miniseries starring Rock Hudson which was first broadcast by NBC in 1980. The Martian Chronicles was a television miniseries based on Ray Bradbury 's The Martian Chronicles and dealing with the exploration of Mars A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes Rock Hudson (November 17 1925 &ndash October 2 1985 was an American Film and Television Actor, recognised as a romantic leading man during The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's
In 1984, Michael McDonough of Brigham Young University produced "Bradbury 13," a series of thirteen audio adaptations of famous Ray Bradbury stories, in conjunction with National Public Radio. The full-cast dramatizations featured adaptations of "The Man," "The Ravine," "Night Call, Collect," "The Veldt," "Kaleidoscope," "There Was an Old Woman," "Here There Be Tygers," "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed," "The Wind," "The Fox and the Forest," "The Happiness Machine," "The Screaming Woman" and "The Sound of Thunder". Famed voiceover actor Paul Frees provided narration, while Bradbury himself was responsible for the opening voiceover; Greg Hansen and Roger Hoffman scored the episodes. Paul Frees ( June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was an American Voice actor and Character actor. The series won a Peabody award as well as two Gold Cindy awards. The series has not yet been released on CD but is heavily traded by fans of "old time radio".
Director Jack Arnold first brought Bradbury to movie theaters in 1953 with It Came from Outer Space, a Harry Essex screenplay developed from Bradbury's screen treatment, "The Meteor". Jack Arnold may refer to Jack Arnold (director, American film and television director Jack Arnold (rugby league, Australian rugby It Came from Outer Space is a 1953 Science Fiction 3-D film directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Richard Carlson, Harry Essex was a prolific American Scriptwriter. He was born on 29 November 1910 in New York City. Three weeks later, Eugène Lourié's The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953), based on Bradbury's "The Fog Horn," about a sea monster mistaking the sound of a fog horn for the mating cry of a female, was released. The Beast from 20000 Fathoms is a 1953 Science fiction film directed by Eugène Lourié and stars Paul Christian, Paula Raymond "The Fog Horn" is a 1951 Science fiction Short story by Ray Bradbury, and the first in his collection The Golden Apples of the Sun Bradbury's close friend Ray Harryhausen produced the stop-motion animation of the creature. Ray Harryhausen (born Raymond Frederick Harryhausen on June 29, 1920 in Los Angeles California) is an Academy Award -winning (Bradbury would later return the favor by writing a short story, "Tyrannosaurus Rex", about a stop-motion animator who strongly resembled Harryhausen. ) Over the next 50 years, more than 35 features, shorts, and TV movies were based on Bradbury's stories or screenplays.
In 1969, The Illustrated Man was brought to the big screen, starring Oscar winner Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom & Robert Drivas. The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen Science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of Containing the prologue, and three short stories from the book, the film received mediocre reviews. . "
Oskar Werner and Julie Christie starred in Fahrenheit 451 (1966), an adaptation of Bradbury's novel by François Truffaut. Oskar Werner ( November 13, 1922 &ndash October 23, 1984) was an Austrian actor Julie Frances Christie (born April 14, 1941) is a British actress. Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 Film of a Dystopian future based on the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury. François Roland Truffaut ( February 6 1932 – October 21 1984) was one of the founders of the French New Wave in filmmaking A new film version of Fahrenheit 451 is being planned by director Frank Darabont. Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian Soft science fiction Novel authored by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953 Frank Darabont (born January 28, 1959) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American Film director, Screenwriter and producer In 2002, Bradbury's own Pandemonium Theatre Company production of Fahrenheit 451 at Burbank's Falcon Theatre combined live acting with projected digital animation by the Pixel Pups. In 1984 Telarium released a video game for Commodore 64 based on Fahrenheit 451. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.  Bradbury and director Charles Rome Smith co-founded Pandemonium in 1964, staging the New York production of The World of Ray Bradbury (1964), adaptations of "The Pedestrian," "The Veldt" and "To the Chicago Abyss. ' The Pedestrian' is a Short story by author Ray Bradbury. This story was originally published in 1951 by The Fortnightly Publishing Company "
Five episodes of the USSR science fiction TV series This Fantastic World adapted Ray Bradbury's stories I Sing The Body Electric, Fahrenheit 451, A Piece of Wood, To the Chicago Abyss and Forever and the Earth. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian Soft science fiction Novel authored by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953  And a Soviet adaptation of "The Veldt" was filmed in 1987. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 
In 2004 it was reported that Bradbury was extremely upset with filmmaker Michael Moore for using the title Fahrenheit 9/11, which is an allusion to Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, for his documentary about the George W. Bush administration. Michael Francis Moore (born April 23 1954 is an Academy Award -winning American filmmaker author and liberal Political commentator. Fahrenheit 9/11 is an award-winning 2004 Documentary Film by American filmmaker Michael Moore which takes a critical look Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian Soft science fiction Novel authored by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953 The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America Bradbury expressed displeasure with Moore's use of the title but stated that his resentment was not politically motivated.  Bradbury asserts that he does not want any of the money made by the movie, nor does he believe that he deserves it. He pressured Moore to change the name, but to no avail. Moore called Bradbury two weeks before the film's release to apologize, saying that the film's marketing was set in motion a long time ago, and it was too late to change the title.